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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York.  The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, sued to break up the multibillion-dollar partnership between tobacco giant Altria and e-cigarette startup Juul Labs. In a legal filing Wednesday, the watchdog agency said the financial and business dealings between the companies amounted to an agreement not to compete.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Feds seek breakup of Altria-Juul deal on antitrust grounds

Apr. 2, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business regulators are suing to break up the multibillion-dollar deal between tobacco giant Altria and e-cigarette startup Juul Labs, saying their partnership amounted to an agreement not to compete in the U.S. vaping market. The action announced late Wednesday by the Federal Trade...

Florida poised to raise smoking, vaping age to 21

Mar. 12, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is poised to raise the minimum age for smoking and vaping to 21. The state Senate on Thursday joined the House in approving a measure that would also ban the sale of vapored nicotine products used in so-called e-cigarettes. The legislation now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis for...

Colorado amends legislation to ban flavored vaping products

Mar. 11, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Legislation to ban all flavored vaping and nicotine products was amended to allow most vape shops to continue selling products such as menthol cigarettes, which account for more than 20% of cigarette sales in Colorado. Grocery and convenience stores would remain banned. Analysts estimate the...

FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Juul Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a hearing on the youth nicotine epidemic. Vaping giant Juul Labs has donated thousands of dollars to court state attorneys general. But the lobbying strategy may be backfiring. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

Juul Labs sought to court AGs as teen vaping surged

Mar. 9, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a blunt warning about the dangers of youth vaping: Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced late last month that his state had joined 38 others to investigate whether Juul Labs, the nation’s largest electronic cigarette company, promoted and sold its nicotine-heavy...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt discusses his office's investigation of vaping products maker Juul Labs Inc., during an interview in Topeka, Kan. Schmidt is pushing a proposal that could prevent cities, counties and school districts from filing lawsuits against vaping companies and other big corporations. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)

Amid opioid, vaping suits, Kansas looks to curb local action

Mar. 5, 2020 6:42 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Business groups and Kansas' Republican attorney general are pushing for a state law that could prevent cities, counties and local school districts from suing big corporations such as opioid and vaping products manufacturers. Attorney General Derek Schmidt has worried that a raft of...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Mar. 4, 2020 2:17 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ March 3 The Advocate on Louisiana's drinking water: The devil is in the details, and there is scientific disagreement about solutions, but we hope that people can agree as we do with Marylee Orr, executive director of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network:...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., displays an advocacy ad that criticizes the tobacco and vaping industry for allegedly targeting young African-Americans, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The House is voting on a measure to reverse the tobacco epidemic among young people. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House approves bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes

Mar. 2, 2020 11:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to stem a vaping epidemic among young people, the House approved a bill Friday to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products. The bill would place new restrictions on the marketing of e-cigarettes and ban flavors in tobacco products, including menthol...

Louisiana is among 39 states investigating Juul's marketing

Feb. 26, 2020 6:32 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry confirmed Wednesday that Louisiana is among the 39 states investigating the marketing and sales practices of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs. The states are looking into claims the company targeted youths with its vaping products and made misleading claims...

Tax on vaping products passes Kentucky House

Feb. 26, 2020 5:58 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House voted Wednesday to create a tax on vaping products and increase taxes on snuff and chewing tobacco. The bill passed the House on a 75-17 vote and now goes to the Senate, media outlets reported. It's estimated to raise $50 million of new tax revenue over the next two...

Indiana lawmakers agree on tougher tobacco sales penalties

Feb. 26, 2020 1:52 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are poised to double the fines stores could face for selling smoking or vaping products to anyone younger than 21 years old. Legislators advanced an agreement Wednesday reached by Senate and House negotiators on a bill supported by health advocates and business...